Yesterday afternoon, my phone began buzzing with texts and calls about a Variety story concerning a supposed secret plan to buy CNN. In tonight’s issue, a close look at that article, fresh reporting on the network’s new prime time philosophy, and more.
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I didn’t want to write about ‘that Variety story,’ largely because it mentions me. But it’s all everyone is talking about, so here goes… Plus some news on CNN’s prime time strategy and an update on a former Zucker deputy.
On Tuesday, I received a call from a fellow media reporter who wanted my reaction to a feature story that Tatiana Siegel had just published in Variety about CNN—a topic that, admittedly, has been of great interest to me during the last two years. The story, as it was described to me, posited that...
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